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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By RV10inOz
Hi Brian, Long time no see...... I hope you and...

Hi Brian,

Long time no see......

I hope you and your young family are doing well. seems only yesterday or 2012 we saw you last.

That 19 year old daughter is now almost 28 and an ED RN, and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By RV10inOz
And there is a potential that with the engine...

And there is a potential that with the engine running, you might be getting some flex in the cable mounting bracket and the ICO stop is not being met firmly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,027
Posted By RV10inOz
Has anyone ever asked or investigated the...

Has anyone ever asked or investigated the previous days landing which was eye watering to watch?

I can only but wonder what damage that carried over to the next day?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By RV10inOz
You can run LOP happily well above 75%...

You can run LOP happily well above 75% power....no problem.

80% and above 60-80dF LOP
75% about 40dF LOP
70% about 25dF LOP
65% or less 10-15dF LOP

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use Lean Find functions as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By RV10inOz
Doug, if you are interested in efficiency of...

Doug, if you are interested in efficiency of flight, you might find a climb speed of 107-110 knots more useful. Say 110 for round numbers. Vz is where the value is.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By RV10inOz
Yeah......You dont think I ran the numbers...

Yeah......You dont think I ran the numbers either? But that is making a big brave and foolish assumption that all the input data is correct.

Take 4 knots for temperature and say 10 knots for static...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-28-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By RV10inOz
No........On the top of the radio stack :D You...

No........On the top of the radio stack :D

You do not and will not use it with your hand on the throttle. That logic works for flap switches for sure, close by when landing and using the throttle,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-28-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By RV10inOz
Move the AP controller to the top..... Trust me...

Move the AP controller to the top..... Trust me ;)

Then go look at an airliner and ask why?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By RV10inOz
I am with Dan on the temp question. You should...

I am with Dan on the temp question. You should have been at or almost at the freezing level.

If your OAT probe is on the fuse anywhere, I bet it is getting heat from the exhaust. That will mean your...
Forum: COMM 06-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By RV10inOz
Replace it with a Trig, fits the same hole, much...

Replace it with a Trig, fits the same hole, much better radio by a long way.
Forum: Reviews 06-19-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By RV10inOz
Many of you will be firearm enthusiasts, and I...

Many of you will be firearm enthusiasts, and I will say that even us gun lovers down under appreciate the awesome service of firearm companies. No other industry comes close.

Even in aviation, where...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By RV10inOz
Last year (2019) the GPS rollover date caused...

Last year (2019) the GPS rollover date caused some funny clock issues.

Get the latest software update, and that bug should go away.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,262
Posted By RV10inOz
That has been a problem with some Lightspeed...

That has been a problem with some Lightspeed units too. And they were installed behind the firewall.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By RV10inOz
These sensors are very crude in terms of "they...

These sensors are very crude in terms of "they are all the same output" because near enough is good enough.

We see MAP in 1/10" increments and they have a +/- 0.3 - 0.5" accuracy out of the box. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By RV10inOz
Must be your polarised glasses, I have two sets...

Must be your polarised glasses, I have two sets and the orientation of them is fine for my HDX screens.

I normally use non polarised aviation designed glasses from VoleroHD but my polarised are fine.
Forum: ADS-B 06-11-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By RV10inOz
RTFM read the factory manual. So in remote...

RTFM
read the factory manual.



So in remote areas of the USA where there is no uplink radar traffic available from the FAA, you will get this message. The rest of the world, like down here that is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By RV10inOz
Lets clear this question up first. IF the spark...

Lets clear this question up first.

IF the spark timing is the same, then as lr72 has said it should be the same. But you are making an assumption that the actual spark timing is fixed and the same....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By RV10inOz
The EI's generally, unless fixed to a set timing,...

The EI's generally, unless fixed to a set timing, are running very advanced at low MAP and RPM, so there is a considerable difference to the total effective timing compared to a fixed magneto.

It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By RV10inOz
Did a night arrival in some gloomy Melbourne like...

Did a night arrival in some gloomy Melbourne like weather last night and the 7 spot wing lights each side of this particular RV10 turned night into day :D

FlyLeds = AWESOME

I have the works kit in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By RV10inOz
Oklahoma the home of GAMI and the APS class...

Oklahoma the home of GAMI and the APS class (which I teach).

Simply, WOT for throttle. RPM....pick something smooth, 2350-2600, the appropriately LOP.

So how far you ask? Work out roughly what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By RV10inOz
These will have been the old Champion plugs. If...

These will have been the old Champion plugs. If you look in the hole where the plug lead goes, the old design have a screw driver slot in the base. New ones, or Tempest do not.

That high resistance...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,964
Posted By RV10inOz
They are both good, but the Dynon EMS, is by far,...

They are both good, but the Dynon EMS, is by far, the best on the market. This includes all certified gear.

Dual redundant device networks is a plus for Dynon, theirs is way better than the G3X...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-03-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,276
Posted By RV10inOz
They are a copy of a Precision Airmotive FCU,...

They are a copy of a Precision Airmotive FCU, which was the industry standard.

The only downside is many, and everyone I have had contact with have had nowhere near the right fuel flow set up, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By RV10inOz
Not sure about retail suppliers. Aircraft...

Not sure about retail suppliers. Aircraft Spruce.....I just go to my selection of components ;) I do buy them from an industry wholesaler, which will not help you.

I could post you some down for a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By RV10inOz
They really do outperform most companies, across...

They really do outperform most companies, across all industries.
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-03-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By RV10inOz
I have six Dynon supplied probes. One failed at...

I have six Dynon supplied probes. One failed at about 1100 hours the rest are still going fine at 1800.

Probes can be damaged by being pushed into holes with insufficient clearance or at a funny...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,148
Posted By RV10inOz
Feather that prop, see what you get then :) Did...

Feather that prop, see what you get then :)

Did you try around 90 knots?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By RV10inOz
So far every installation I have tested for...

So far every installation I have tested for static error has been really good. Others, including my own have had significant errors.

I cant say which won't work but the Dynon port if installed...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,525
Posted By RV10inOz
Sounds like a troll, however I am skeptical....

Sounds like a troll, however I am skeptical. Perhaps his real name is not what he posts under. Maybe the plane is registered to a company.

Whatever the case, if this is genuine, then all the good...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,525
Posted By RV10inOz
WARNING: Snowflake feelings will be melted here....

WARNING: Snowflake feelings will be melted here. Important Safety Message Follows

Earl,


TIME TO LISTEN CAREFULLY

You have been receiving polite, far too polite advice on your outstanding levels...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,105
Posted By RV10inOz
David, My standard switches for Master, Mags and...

David,

My standard switches for Master, Mags and anything important are now the Honeywell Locking Toggle Switches. No if's but's or maybe's.

Please use them.
Forum: Formation Flying 05-18-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,256
Posted By RV10inOz
An outstanding effort guys, very well done...

An outstanding effort guys, very well done indeed.

BZ

DB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By RV10inOz
Classic Intake leak. Most likely the gasket. Go...

Classic Intake leak. Most likely the gasket.

Go to altitude, say 7500, do a GAMI Lean Test. Take not of the fuel flow as each cylinder peaks.

Take note of the MAP and RPM you used at...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-13-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By RV10inOz
Yes they are an angle valve, and they do run...

Yes they are an angle valve, and they do run slightly more CR and less timing, but that is not the point, it is the comparative difference between the 91R+M/2 and avgas.

Yes of course the MAP/RPM/FA...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By RV10inOz
I am curious but that HP number, was it Gross...

I am curious but that HP number, was it Gross corrected horse power not BHP?

If so then I am going to stab at it that is still in the 310 BHP range :eek:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By RV10inOz
Finally found some time to study real time engine...

Finally found some time to study real time engine data off the Carl Goulet engine test facility at GAMI in Ada OK.

Engine was a TIO540 Chieftain engine at 29.5"/2220RPM and full rich. Sorry, I know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,625
Posted By RV10inOz
Isolate your mag switches (i.e. hot mags) and go...

Isolate your mag switches (i.e. hot mags) and go fly.

I have resolved a problem like this before....never found the thing that shorted two mags together but isolating one mags taco wire fixed it. I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By RV10inOz
Michael, great effort, and this is exactly as I...

Michael, great effort, and this is exactly as I would have expected.

I have mentioned this many times before, so while HP will be fairly static the peak pressure varies quite a bit, and this is why...
Forum: Reviews 04-26-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By RV10inOz
Thumbs up I am yet to find anyone unhappy with is product...

I am yet to find anyone unhappy with is product and service. Not one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By RV10inOz
You really could do with some before and after...

You really could do with some before and after data.

And do a mixture sweep from rich to LOP and capture that data. Do an inflight mag check when LOP.

Then you have meaningful data.

Check the...
Forum: GPS 04-19-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By RV10inOz
DO NOT mount two GPS antenna's side by side as...

DO NOT mount two GPS antenna's side by side as shown in the picture.

You can....but the number of people who report problems later is significant.

There might be a good reason why the various...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By RV10inOz
If you are LOP at that height I would say the...

If you are LOP at that height I would say the actual burn is about 6.6-6.7 GPH. Plan on 7 say. To allow for takeoff and climb for rough planning work on 7.5 gallons in the first half hour, then 7...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RV10inOz
Seems weird. The Dynon system reads either mag,...

Seems weird.

The Dynon system reads either mag, but not both at once.

It is usually a resistance value matter.

So the points open every revolution of the mag, and close again.....so there is one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By RV10inOz
Wally ;-) You do realise that you believe in...

Wally ;-) You do realise that you believe in the tooth fairy? :D

Does not seem to be enough off the top of my head (unless it is a IO320). I don't recall what you have now.

How far ROP are you at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By RV10inOz
If you turned the master back on and off it can...

If you turned the master back on and off it can confuse the screens and they then run on the backup batteries and you dont get the message screen again.

Have done it several times myself.

But dont...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By RV10inOz
The BSFC might not be higher. Lets assume you...

The BSFC might not be higher. Lets assume you have a 0.58 on a ISA day at sea level. You take off at -10dC and with a QNH of say 1030.

Lots more mass air flow, lots more HP, and a proportional...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By RV10inOz
That is MIN fuel flow not max. You should have...

That is MIN fuel flow not max.

You should have around a BSFC of 0.58 and that will be 20.0 - 20.5 USG/Hr based on ISA and sea level.

This should be checked because every new Lycoming with the...
Forum: Safety 04-03-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By RV10inOz
That may well be true. I can say from my...

That may well be true.

I can say from my experience if VFR and faced with an IMC encounter ahead, I will deploy counter measures, and then contact centre requiring a clearance.

But the over...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By RV10inOz
It is really dead simple. Create your own based...

It is really dead simple.

Create your own based on the following. And remember this, you do not need to be within a few % to be useful. Despite what some people will tell you.

When operating Rich...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By RV10inOz
CASA produced this video well over 10 years ago....

CASA produced this video well over 10 years ago. I have it on a CD of all things.

Later in 2012 they published it on the web.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc9xI4kpY4w

Others have replicated it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,964
Posted By RV10inOz
I would not put a pair on at all. Stick with one...

I would not put a pair on at all.

Stick with one mag, for a few years at least.

The replacement has been installed, and it runs fine. But so far due to bushfire season ending and CV the hours flown...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By RV10inOz
Paul, you are correct, the ATSB report does not...

Paul, you are correct, the ATSB report does not mention any bad landings. That does not mean they did not happen.

I am just relaying what a good friend and long term (20+ year) experimental builder...
Forum: Safety 03-11-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By RV10inOz
Perhaps the accident was a result of a very bad...

Perhaps the accident was a result of a very bad landing (allegedly...but witnessed) the day before.

Maybe the Vans product is not to blame as much as some would think. Just saying' :cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,673
Posted By RV10inOz
The G3X does do the LOP %, so that is based on...

The G3X does do the LOP %, so that is based on fuel flow, and I would guess 8.5:1

For the purposes of knowing roughly your %HP near enough is good enough.

When ROP, it works on Mass air flow,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-09-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By RV10inOz
Simple setup is, find TDC, then go 2 degrees past...

Simple setup is, find TDC, then go 2 degrees past TDC on the downward stroke. Do the blow in tube or whatever sets TDC for your style EI, that takes two degrees off the base timing, then run the most...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,380
Posted By RV10inOz
Guys and Girls...........stay calm. This is...

Guys and Girls...........stay calm.

This is getting like the Beer Virus. Panic over not a lot.

I am sure there are variables, but let me assure anyone reading this, I believe we have the highest...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,380
Posted By RV10inOz
Inspected today with a borescope and there is no...

Inspected today with a borescope and there is no sign of cracks as depicted in the SB. There is some powder coat cracked away in some areas with some surface rust. At Annual we might disassemble and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-29-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,964
Posted By RV10inOz
First 6 cylinder PMAG in the land of upside down...

First 6 cylinder PMAG in the land of upside down pilots installed, ran for say 14 hours before it lost its marbles and could not be retimed.

Replacement on its way. I hope this is an isolated case....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-29-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By RV10inOz
Your GAMI Spread is about 0.6 GPH, and at such a...

Your GAMI Spread is about 0.6 GPH, and at such a low power 10dF LOP is all you need.

As suggested above get that tweaked and aim for a 4 cylinder engine of a spread of 0.3 GPH or better. Then life...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,218
Posted By RV10inOz
If your fuel pressure gets to 12PSI the engine...

If your fuel pressure gets to 12PSI the engine will stumble quite a lot. Perhaps you have a sender issue.

It is normal to run the boost pump in climb and in hot weather for a bit after TOC,...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,380
Posted By RV10inOz
I am about to go see for myself....but I suspect...

I am about to go see for myself....but I suspect the region can be inspected while installed, as the lug is visible completely from one side. Even if you need to use a borescope.

As an RV10 with...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By RV10inOz
Leaned aggressively on the ground (as you should...

Leaned aggressively on the ground (as you should be) you will have 2.8-3.2 GPH
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